VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, August 23 /CNW/ - Entourage Mining Ltd.
("Entourage" or the "Company") (OTCBB:ETGMF) has been informed by Abbastar
Uranium Corp. that Abbastar has completed the second phase of drilling on the
Doran uranium prospect situated in Quebec along the North Shore of the Gulf of
St. Lawrence approximately 109 km east of Havre St Pierre. The drill program
consisted of 32 drill holes to test four ("L," "N," "X" & "Y") of seventeen
previously identified zones on the Doran property, where the companies'
objective is to delineate a Rossing-type, low-grade large tonnage open pit
uranium deposit that might be exploited using relatively low-cost mining
In all 32 holes were drilled for a total of 3,273.26 meters of diamond
drilling and 1158 samples were analyzed representing 2,469.24 linear meters or
75% of the drill hole length. Here is a sample of these results:
-- Hole H17A (L Anomaly): 16.99m of 0.0435% U3O8 (.87lb/t),
-- Hole H18 (L Anomaly): 24.1m of 0.033% U3O8 (.66lb/t) (including 16.5m
of .73lb/t announced June 28, 2007),
-- Hole H18A (L Anomaly): 7.25m of 0.023% U3O8 (.46lb/t),
-- Hole H19 (L Anomaly): 3.52m of 0.039% U3O8 (.78lb/t),
-- Hole H22 (L Anomaly): 18.44m of 0.024% U3O8 (.48lb/t),
-- Hole H27 (L Anomaly): 5.8m of 0.33% U3O8 (.66lb/t),
-- Hole H31 (N Anomaly): 0.66 meters of .29%U3O8 (5.8lb/t)(at surface).
In 2006, rock saw channel samples demonstrated the existence of uranium
mineralization at surface on the L, N, X and Y zones situated in the north
central and north eastern areas of the Doran property. The objective of the
2007 drill program was to determine the extent and continuity at depth of
uraniferous occurrences encountered in the 2006 surface campaign.
The holes were divided into four zones with particular emphasis on the
"L" zone where 18 drill holes were spotted to evaluate the lateral and depth
extensions of this zone. The first four drill holes (17, 17A, 18, 18A) drilled
at different azimuths and plunge angles and set up to test the L19 anomaly
recorded encouraging near surface results, including 16.99 meters (55 feet) of
.87lb/short ton U3O8 and 24.1 meters (79 feet) of .66lb/ton U3O8. As well,
Holes 27 and 27A intersected three and four pegmatites, respectively. The
first pegmatite, from H27, returned .66lb/ton U3O8 over 5.8 meters. The L zone
remains open in all directions while lateral extension and depth extension are
unknown and will be the focus of the Fall 2007 Phase IV drill program set to
commence near the end of September 2007.
The 2007 drilling program confirmed the existence of uranium
mineralization in the northeast grid (L, N, X and Y). Findings corroborated
the channel sample results of 2006 that showed mineralization to be
non-uniformly distributed among the pegmatites and even within each pegmatite.
Drill holes revealed that the thickness of the radioactive pegmatites range
from one meter to roughly 20 meters along holes and are presented as
sub-parallel multiple slabs slightly dipping to the west and separated from
each other by sterile rocks. All pegmatites have been intersected at a maximum
of 90 vertical meters from surface. To date, the Doran Showing located at the
south of Doran (drilled in 2006) and the North East grid have both been
successfully drilled in confirming the presence of a series of sub-parallel
uranium bearing pegmatites.
While it is important to do a follow up of the dozen (12) remaining
anomalies highlighted by the 2005 airborne survey, Senior Project Geologist,
Michel Proulx M. Sc. (P. Geo and a qualified person), states: "(T)he emphasis
must be directed towards only one target: bring into production a low grade
large tonnage uranium deposit amenable to open pit mining." Mr. Proulx
recommends follow-up drilling on the Doran showing (Phase III) as well as an
additional 4,000 meters of drilling (Phase IV) on the L zone to gain a better
understanding of the behaviour of the uranium-bearing pegmatite bodies, the
structural geology context and of uranium phase minerals. The companies plan
to mobilise a second drill so that the Doran showing and L anomaly may be
Abbastar has the right to earn up to 70% of the Doran property by
expending $5 million over four years.
Eric Ostensoe, a professional geologist and a qualified person, has
reviewed the technical aspects of this news release.
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in
this Press Release may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause
Entourage Mining Ltd.'s actual results in future periods to differ materially
from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other
things, volatility of commodity prices, product demand, market competition,
and risks inherent in Entourage Mining Ltd.'s operations. These and other
risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F and other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Gregory F Kennedy
President & CEO
For more information, call Craig Doctor at 604-278-4656. An overview of
the Phase II program can be viewed on the company website at
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For further information: Entourage Mining Ltd. Craig Doctor,